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attached to it. >> heather: let's talk about the economy. the president starts his new term. less than 1% rate it as excellent. 9% say it's good shape. that is up a touch from his first inauguration but 91% of voters say economic conditions negatively today. why are we here again? >> you have to wonder. i point you back to november the conditions haven't changed all that much in two months. i would imagine that those exact numbers were the same on election day, and the american people not only re-elected the president but gave us the same senate in the house as we had before. so as much as they are saying economy isn't going well, when they had an opportunity to change things they voted for more of the same. >> heather: you mentioned congress, finally two polls dealing with that. first since president obama was re-elected, 30% think he has been more bipartisan in working with congressional republicans, 55% the majority says he has been more confrontational? >> i think some of the number for confrontational they are saying that as a positive. certainly democrats want him to be more confro
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reduction, measures to help the economy, energy, we have a stacked agenda here. i think urgency in the country to address this. >> there is only one guy that can lead in washington that can find a solution to big problems and that is the president. >> reporter: so bottom line is that the president is going to try to hit the big picture themes in the inaugural address tomorrow afternoon outside the west pointed of the capital and say some of thels that will divide both sides of issue. he will save that for state of the union address when he heads back to capitol hill. >> gregg: thanks very much. >> heather: frustration preparation is under way as washington gets welcome to hundreds of thousands of guests. carl cameron is at the national mall with more on that. >> the historic nature of inaugurating the first black african-american president is much different right now. it was a worldwide celebration and there were ten inaugural balls in washington, d.c. president and michelle obama went ball to ball in a big celebration. this time around, nations the challenges the country faces
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hard options are and where to make the cuts so we can sustain our economy and channel some growth instead of going the opposite direction. >> well, i think it's just like any other budget that's out of whack. you first start where is the biggest potential area of savings? i would look at health care, i would look at the fact that in america, we spend one out of every $6 on health care. i think the government, you know, and this is not just me, you know, the congressional budget office, cbo-- >> when you're talking about health care, you're talking about medicaid, medicare, what other-- >> i'm talking about, a lot of the aspects, i think, that not only medicare and medicaid, i'm talking about looking at obamacare, i'm talking about looking at potential tort reform that might take some of the high lawsuits out of the equation. >> take the sting out of malpractice. >> yes, with still protecting people. i think the pharmaceutical companies, i mean, you know, my daughter went to the hospital and she was there for 40 minutes to see if she had a kidney stone and of course, it cost $4800.